Electric Madness: Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s RTR Mustang Mach-E is the 1,400 Horsepower Future of Performance
With all of the excitement over Ford’s new Bronco over the last week, it’s easy to forget that the Bronco isn’t the only exciting new machine that will be joining Ford’s lineup in the coming months.
Work has also been humming along on the all-electric 2021 Mustang Mach-E ahead of its launch later this year. And to show just what kind of performance potential the all-electric crossover has, take a look at this wild vehicle known as the Mach-E 1400.
Vaughn Gittin Jr. has been making Mustangs do awesome things for his whole career, so it’s not surprising that Ford Performance collaborated Vaughn and the RTR Vehicles team to re-imagine the Mach-E as the ultimate performance automobile.
Starting with a basic Mach-E GT body in white, over 10,000 hours were invested by both teams transforming the car into one of the wildest performance machines ever to wear the blue oval badge.
As its name suggests, the car puts out 1,400 peak horsepower supplied by no less than seven electric motors—three up front and four in the rear, all connected by a single driveshaft. The seven motors not allow for the massive power number, but also for incredible adjustment of power delivery depending on the type of driving.
Along with all-four wheels of electric power and instantaneous torque, the Mach-E 1400 is loaded with know how from both traditional motorsport and drifting. Its widened, aero-laden body makes 2,300 pounds of downforce at 160 miles per hour.
The Brembo brake system was sourced from a Mustang GT4 race car, and for maximum sideways action the car was also fitted with a hydraulic handbrake system that’s used in many rally and drift cars. As you can see, the Nitto NT555 G2 ultra-high performance tires on each corner are happy to play along with the fun.
The plan is to demonstrate the car’s capabilities in person at a NASCAR event in the near future, but in the meantime Vaughn got together with some of the most well known Ford Performance personalities to make a film showing off the Mach-E 1400’s talents.
Among those joining in on the fun are NASCAR driver Joey Logano in his Mustang stock car, Vaughn’s RTR teammate Chelsea Denofa in his Nitto-equipped Mustang drift car and a certain Ken Block in his AWD Hoonicorn Mustang.
The video shows Vaughn and the Mach-E enjoying many different forms of performance driving—all accompanied by the unique noises of high performance electric motors.
It was a bold decision when Ford decided to put the legendary Mustang name on its all-electric crossover, but as we can see from the Mach-E 1400 it looks like this new generation of the Mustang story is going to be just as exciting as the previous ones.